Former India captain Kapil Dev has made a statement about the future of ODIs and Test cricket. He urged the ICC to step in for the interest of the game.
“I think it is losing importance. The ICC has a bigger responsibility to manage the game. It is going to be like football where the teams only play once in four years. Are we going to have only World Cups? The rest of the time club cricket would be played,” Kapil told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
He spoke about the upcoming South Africa and UAE T20 Leagues. IPL, BBL, and PSL are already played in the jam-packed calendar. While Kapil refused to speak against the T20 Leagues, he said too much of it will impact international cricket.
“Will cricketers be mainly playing the Indian Premier League or Big Bash League? So the ICC will have to ensure the survival of one-day internationals, Test cricket and not only club cricket. Otherwise, international cricket will be only for the World Cups,” he added.